Housing and Essential Needs

Homeless or at risk

(Please Note:  At this time, our agency can only assist HEN Program clients in Mason County.)

The purpose of the Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) program in Mason County is to prevent the homelessness of and to rehouse unemployable adults and assist them with basic essential needs such as utility payments, personal hygiene products, and transportation. Last year, a monthly average of 151 individuals who were either homeless, or at risk of being homeless received assistance.

Grant funds may provide eligible participants with rent, utility and transportation assistance as well as hygiene and cleaning supplies.

To qualify, the applicant must have an incapacity (physical and/or mental), and have zero income.

Qualifications for the HEN program is determined by DSHS (Department of Social and Health Services.) Qualifying applicants will then be referred to the Community Action Council for services to help stabilize housing related needs.

Our Mason County office in Shelton will begin walk-in days May 2024. Walk-ins are welcome Monday 8AM-4PM and Thursday 8AM-4PM. The office is closed from 12PM-12:30PM for lunch. Pre-made appointments are welcome on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please call our office at 360-426-9726 to make an appointment.

For more information about eligibility and services, please visit their website.

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